Hi, I hope someone can tell me if it's possible to get over a reaction to nuts, or if this is just wishful thinking on my part?
In my mid-20s, a handful of dry-roasted cashews gave me excruciating heartburn, so painful it seriously felt like a heart attack. I broke out in a cold sweat and shaking and had to go home from work, even after taking every heartburn remedy we had in the office.
I learned this was considered a food intolerance rather than a true allergy. For the past 20 years, I've been super-vigilant, and have only encountered cashews by accident maybe 4 or 5 times. Even a trace was enough to trigger heartburn one time in 2004.
But recently, I found out a Panera salad has chopped cashews on it, and I've never reacted. I had a couple clusters of chocolate-covered almonds one day, and discovered by reading the ingredients label afterwards that there were cashews in it, too.
So...after 20 years, am I cured? That would be awesome, because it's my favorite nut, but I'm afraid to push it. Thanks!
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